A guide to the UK’s biggest art prizes

Evening.Standard | Jessie Thompson:

…Awards for the visual arts not only support and further the careers of artists, but are a great way of keeping up with the art world’s best talent. Below are the prizes worth keeping an eye on:

Turner Prize

The big one. The Turner Prize has been running since 1984, and artists on the shortlist often go on to become household names. It’s been won by Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Steve McQueen, Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing to name a few, and provokes great debates about art. Previously a lot of the work has been subject to sensationalist headlines, and this year was no exception, with Anthea Hamilton’s giant bum getting plenty of attention… Read more

Image: Winning big: Helen Marten won the 2016 Turner Prize PA